Summer Lecture Series

Below is our 2015 Summer Lecture Series. All events are free and open to the public.

Lectures are at 7:30 p.m. in the Marian P. and David M. Gates Lecture Hall or the Alumni Room (located upstairs in the Gates Lecture Hall).

All-Camp Lectures address broad topics and are aimed at a general scientific audience. Research Seminars examine a research topic in greater depth. 

2015 Summer Lecture Series Calendar (PDF)


Monday, June 1 | All-Camp Lecture
Algae rulers of the water world
Rex Lowe, Bowling Green State University

Tuesday, June 9 | All-Camp Lecture
2 for 1 LECTURE: Currents in the Straits of Mackinac AND Weather during the Edmund Fitzgerald Storm of Nov. 10, 1975
Dave Schwab, University of Michigan Water Center

Tuesday, July 7 | Hann All-Camp Lecture
Bringing science to life with experimental documentary

Flora Lichtman and Sharon Shattuck, Sweet Fern Productions, New York

Tuesday, July 14 | All-Camp Lecture
What do we gain by limiting global warming to 2 degrees?
David Karowe, Western Michigan University

Tuesday, July 21 | All-Camp Lecture
Global mercury pollution: The science and policy behind the International Treaty to Reduce Mercury Use and Emissions
Linda Greer, Natural Resources Defense Council

Tuesday, July 28 | Pettingill All-Camp Lecture
Soil fungi in a warmer, fertilized world
Serita Frey, University of New Hampshire

Wednesday, July 29 | Pettingill Research Seminar
Microbial responses to chronic soil warming and simulated nitrogen deposition
Serita Frey, University of New Hampshire

Tuesday, August 4 | Bennett All-Camp Lecture
Drought, floods, and alternate states in algal-based river food webs: The thirsty Eel
Mary Power, University of California, Berkeley

Wednesday, August 5 | Bennett Research Seminar
Top down, bottom up, and cross-habitat controls in algal-based river food webs
Mary Power, University of California, Berkeley